Project Description

In early 2017, UBIT began replacing over 1,400 wired network switches across all three campuses. The upgrades, completed in December 2019, ensure that the thousands of devices that rely upon UB’s networks are able to connect and function properly.

 

Wired Network Switch Replacement

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UBIT Network Architect Joseph Pautler points out the physical hardware involved in an upcoming wired network switch upgrade.

Project Fast Facts

Start:
January 2017

Finish:
December 2019

Project Manager:
Joseph Pautler, Network Architect

Network Partner:
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Total New Wired Network Switches:
1,400

Common Questions

How did UB determine which areas needed to be upgraded first?

UBIT surveyed the most popular locations and the most critical wired network switches closest to the end of support date.  A deployment schedule was formulated based on these criteria.

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